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Loaves and Bishops

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A certain bishop ordered that 12 loaves be divided among his clergy.  He ordered that each priest should receive 2 loaves, each deacon one half, and each reader a quarter of a loaf.  There were as many clergy as loaves.  How many priests, deacons, and readers must there be?

Alcuin of York, ca 800

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"Loaves and Bishops," Loci (March 2007)

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